Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Aunt Twisty is

...at it again with another brilliant post, this one about violence against Mexican women. Of course, I've shopped at half the stores she lists as maquiladoras. Urgh, guilt.

Aunt Twisty, I lit a candle for you. Continued good thoughts during chemo.


Meg said...

You're awesome - I hadn't found her online before, and now I'm up way too late reading old posts...thanks for linking to it!

-RM said...

There is nothing wrong w/ a little capitalism....free trade rocks...but there is no need to rub their faces in it.

Patrick said...

Hi Elizabeth,

It's been quite some time since I last posted. As much as I missed the regular updates of your blog, I was much more concerned for your emotional well-being. Should you choose to get counseling, I hope you are given the help you feel you need.
Also wanted to drop you a line to let you know I was thinking of the Fies family today as I paged through the monthly Previews Catalog and found that publisher Harry N. Abrams, INC. purchased an ad on page 383 with the cover artwork for Mom's Cancer. Unfortunately, the magazine doesn't offer much information beyond that it was an Eisner award winning graphic novel this past year. I'm a bit concerned that without further information, casual comics readers may not give it a try. For those of you who aren't rabid comic book geeks like myself, Previews is the monthly 500 page magazine from which some of us pre-order in order to feed our fixes.
At your behest, I made Murderball a priority rental via Netflix.com. It arrived late yesterday afternoon and I spent the very vast majority of the evening watching the film and all of the extras included upon the disc. The informative Larry King interview all of us here have been telling you about is included as is an episode of the asinine MTV series Jackass that I'd never seen and will never watch again. Joe, the former coach of the Canadian team is thoroughly interviewed with an update on his life. I viewed the film a total of three times with and without filmmaker and player commentaries. I have no substantial opinion of the movie other than that I hope the sport is given more attention by fans and corporate sponsors. Although it was stated in the filmmaker commentary that some of the players are millionaires due to settlements, I think it would be nice if the players who aren't could make some form of living playing the sport they love. I don't see why a professional level business model couldn't be created.
Well, thanks for reading my little filabuster here. As always, I wish you the best.

Bye for now.



Kid Sis said...

Meg, isn't she amazing? Every entry is gold.

RM, not sure what you mean. Clarify?

Patrick, not sure why you watched it three times if you didn't like it, but I guess that's good?

I think any movie that breaks down stereotypes to the point that you see the human in the metal chair is great. And not just 'cuz I know so many of the people involved in the film.

Patrick said...


I never meant to state that I disliked Murderball. I just haven't quite been able to form an opinion of it as yet. Sometimes that happens to me. I watched it three times to get the full view of the film via the informative commentaries, something I do with each movie I rent. I'll have to dwell on the events depicted in the film a bit more before saying anything. Just out of curiosity, which of the players and filmmakers have you had the chance to meet thus far?

On a side note, Brian's postcard(s) arrived yesterday. They are beautifully designed. Have you had the opportunity to see a copy of the finished book as yet? I tried to get a peek at it on Amazon as they tend to offer excerpts on quite a few of their products. No go. Talk to you again soon. Bye for now.